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Tenure Track Professorship for Bioinformatics – AI for Oncology-Research

2024-03-18 (Europe/Berlin)
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Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You’ll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people – right in the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful cities.

The University of Freiburg’s human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The University of Freiburg invites applications for the

Tenure Track Professorship for Bioinformatics – AI for Oncology-Research

at the Faculty of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science to be filled by as soon as possible.

This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered.

This professorship is suitable for highly qualified early career researchers at an early stage in their careers. Conditions governing the appointment in accordance with section 51 (3) LHG apply.

The task of the professorship is to develop and use machine learning and bioinformatics methods to enable novel, data-driven diagnosis, prognosis and therapy options in oncology and hematology. Translating these methods into clinical practice as soon as possible is the goal and will be encouraged.

The following topics are of particular interest:

  • Application of modern machine learning approaches (e.g. Deep Learning) to relevant problems in oncology, including diagnosis and prognosis of relevant parameters, including uncertainty quantification of predictions.
  • Development of supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, as well as reinforcement learning, for therapy optimization.
  • Development of unsupervised or self-supervised learning techniques using different modalities.
  • Interpretability, as well as guarantee of security and privacy in learning systems
  • Development of innovative, real-time and data-driven interfaces for clinical practice.

The professorship needs to represent the field of artificial intelligence in oncology in research and teaching and closely collaborate with existing professorships at the Department of Computer Science, with existing professorships on Bioinformatics and with the oncology departments of the University Hospital Freiburg. Furthermore, it is desired that the professorship contributes to the ELLIS Unit Freiburg, the Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg, projects of the Collaborative Research Institute Intelligent Oncology (CRIION) and the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS as well as the Galaxy group (> 50.000 users).

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. 

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship W3 will be initiated after successful interim evaluation.

The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships and agreed upon with the Ministry of Science ( As a prerequisite for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met and (2) the subject specific criteria determined by the Faculty of Engineering have to be met.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures, specifying the 5 most important publications; an existing Google Scholar Profile should be free from errors
  • Short research profile and short research statement about the planned scientific work
  • Record of classes taught and teaching experience
  • Record of projects acquired; the funding amount attributed to the own group/own person should be clearly indicated

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form (, by 18.03.2024 at the latest.

Please send your application in written or electronic form (via e-mail in a single PDF-file) to the following address: Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany, e-mail: You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Procedure Governing Appointments to Professorships at the University of Freiburg, available under

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Tenure Track Professorship for Bioinformatics – AI for Oncology-Research
Friedrichstr. 39 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Application deadline
2024-03-18 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-03-18 23:59 (CET)
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